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Zen Garden Restaurant

Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Ranked #30 of 330 Restaurants in Nairobi
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

An excellent variety of dishes listed in two separate menus, Chinese and regular European dishes. The food was delicious and beautiully presented with an equally friendly, polite and cheerful service. Fresh juices are a must. There is also a bakery/coffee shop for those wishing for snacks and the bakery sells fresh pastries and breads. Seating choices are great, one can... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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125 reviews 125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We had a pleasant lunch at the Zen Garden on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The place is stunning and there is a nice crowd. We found the food average: I do not recommend the pizza (tough and tasteless) while the dim-sums are good (but expensive). Overall would not go back for the food per-sé but maybe for the nice patio.

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Head here on a Saturday or Sunday and you are bound to bump into half of Nairobi here. The venue has a lovely open feel to it with a big garden. It is a very child-friendly place, with a great sense of space. As far as the cuisine is concerned, it may be considered great for Nairobi standards but there... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

With its beautiful interior decor and well manicured outside seating area, Zen Garden is a very popular place to hang out. However, it is not a cheap affair. Nairobi is awash with trendy high priced places and this is one that is here to stay. The food is very good and the flavours and spices are well balanced. They have... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Zen Garden is an oasis of peace in the middle of Nairobi, the location is situated in Spring Valley and offers inside and outside facilities to brunch,lunch and dine. The staff is very attentive and friendly and the people are professionally trained. The kitchen is runned by an asian lady to assure an authentique cuisine.The quality of the food is... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

One of the best places to visit with the family if you are in Nairobi. Plenty of parking, space for the kids to play and really good food. Do note however, that the outdoor resturant at the back closes early (7pm) so be sure to get in early if you have kids.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Whether you go to the coffee shop for a lazy lunch or sushi in the formal restaurant, you can't go wrong with Zen. Sunday is the best day to go with kids, there's a jumping castle, face painting and trampoline. The rectangle pizzas are popular with kids. I love everything on the menu. My achilles heel is the Monkey Sour... More

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Nairobi
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

To make up for the horrible duck from Emerald Garden in Gigiri in Nairobi just recently, we went back to Zen and their duck is just right. And I particular appreciate that the waiter suggested the smaller serving, which was plenty, instead of being short term greedy. Excellent salt and pepper prawns as well as sushi. Takeout, but also a... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We have visited this lovely outdoor restaurant many times over the past 18 months. There are two restaurants, Bamboo - Asian themed and variety of selections and Jade Garden - European fare. We prefer the Asian cooking. Fairly authentic, as much as one can have in Nairobi, Asian choices. Pricing is higher than many, but the food put out is... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I'm always wary of trying sea food far away from the coastline but Zen really set the standard for Nairobi. Great chefs, smiling waiters and though it seems expensive it has better value for money than Kenchic! The Coriander Dim Sum and the Japanese Sea food are the 2 best dishes but basically everything on the menu is good! Occasionally... More

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Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 8034466
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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